Astigmatism Correction Procedures

Astigmatism and Advanced Treatment Options: LRI, Toric IOLs, and Femto Laser

 Insight into Astigmatism and Personalized Solutions 

At Peachtree Ophthalmology, we specialize in addressing astigmatism through advanced treatment options tailored to each patient’s unique visual needs. Here’s a comprehensive overview of astigmatism and the innovative approaches we offer: 

  1. What is Astigmatism: Astigmatism is a common refractive error that results from an irregular shape of the cornea or lens, causing blurred or distorted vision. Unlike conditions such as myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism occurs when the cornea or lens has different curvatures in different meridians.
  2. Types of Astigmatism: Astigmatism is classified into two main types based on the orientation of the principal meridians:
    • With-the-Rule (WTR) Astigmatism: The steepest curvature is in the vertical meridian. 
    • Against-the-Rule (ATR) Astigmatism: The steepest curvature is in the horizontal meridian. 
  1. Treatment Options for Astigmatism:
    • Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI): LRI is a surgical procedure that involves creating tiny incisions at the periphery of the cornea to reshape it and reduce astigmatism. This can be performed in conjunction with cataract surgery or as a standalone procedure. 
    • Toric Intraocular Lenses (IOLs): Toric IOLs are specifically designed to correct astigmatism during cataract surgery. These specialized lenses have different powers in different meridians, providing precise correction and reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses postoperatively. 
    • Femtosecond Laser: Femtosecond laser technology allows for precise corneal incisions and modifications to correct astigmatism. This advanced, bladeless approach enhances the accuracy of surgical procedures such as cataract surgery and refractive lens exchange. 
  1. Personalized Evaluation: Dr. Washington conducts thorough assessments to determine the type and degree of astigmatism in each patient. This information guides the selection of the most appropriate treatment option for optimal visual outcomes.
  2. Combined Treatments: Depending on individual needs, a combination of treatments may be recommended to address astigmatism comprehensively. The goal is to provide patients with clear, high-quality vision tailored to their lifestyle and preferences.
  3. Postoperative Care and Monitoring: Following astigmatism correction procedures, patients undergo postoperative care and monitoring to ensure optimal healing and visual recovery. Regular follow-up appointments allow for adjustments if needed.
Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

For personalized evaluations and advanced astigmatism treatment options, schedule a consultation at Peachtree Ophthalmology.  Our eye clinic located in Norcross near Peachtree Corners is here to help.  Our commitment is to enhance your vision and improve your overall quality of life. 

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.


4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

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Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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